[Sca-cooks] medicinal recipies
selene at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 15 10:58:56 PST 2006
Slumber Party! But we'd be more likely to stay up giggling over copies
of Al-Baghdadi than Cosmo. Charles Perry has delightfully snarky things
to say about his predecessors and rivals in that area. Bwahaha.
As for the toxicity of camphor and ambrette seed: I tend to cheat on
things like this and dot a bit of the scented oil under the rim of the
plate. You get the scent in the nose without ingesting iffy substances
through the mouth that way.
Elaine Koogler wrote:
> I'm not sure I'm going to try any of these recipes, but thought I'd ask. If
> I decide to, I'll let you know what I find.
> By the bye...are you going to Huette's wedding? I finally decided that I
> am. I'm flying out on Friday and staying with Selene...helping with stuff
> for the wedding. I'd love to see you again!!
> On 11/15/06, Lilinah <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Kiri wrote:
>>> On another note, can anyone tell me, should I decide to try one of the
>>> recipes that call for these two ingredients (camphor and musk) where I
>>> find food-grade supplies of either (or both). Or does anyone know of a
>>> substitute that would give a similar flavor?
>> Musk is edible, but extraordinarily expensive. I've tried to find a
>> substitute. I was planning to use those "musk flavored life savers"
>> they have in Australia, but never got around to ordering them.
>> There's a plant substitute used in perfumery called ambrette seed,
>> musk ambrette, or Abelmoschus moschatus. I have no idea if this is
>> safe to eat.
>> Camphor would be Cinnamomum camphora. When i mentioned this to a
>> chemist friend, he was rather disturbed and said that it should not
>> be eaten and that it causes liver damage.
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